The Sabres are coming off a 5-1 loss to Nashville on Monday and have dropped two straight since Martin Biron’s scoreless streak ended at more than 221 minutes. Buffalo is 7-2-2-1 in its last 12 games.
The Sabres will be without center Chris Gratton, who is expected to miss two games with a mild concussion suffered when he was hit in the head with a puck during a faceoff in Saturday’s 4-3 overtime loss in Ottawa.
Gratton played in Monday’s loss to Nashville and scored a goal, his fourth in three games. Miroslav Satan has three goals and nine assists in his last 12 contests.
The teams are meeting for the first time this season and play again in Buffalo on February 11. The Blues swept the Sabres last season and are 5-0-1 in the last six meetings.